Tuesday 28 May 2019

American Ancestors: Latest Massachusetts RC additions

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In the last four weeks, the New England Historic Genealogical Society has continued to update its two databases of Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston registers, 1789-1900, which are online at AmericanAncestors.org.

The first database is unindexed and holds images of parish registers prior to indexing. You don't need a subscription to view this database, only a Guest Account. (Learn to navigate the unindexed collection to find the records you want, watch this short how-to video.)

The second offers the fully digitised and searchable records, and is accessible to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only.

Unindexed Image-only database
The most recent updates added 29 volumes and a further 4,100 pages to the unindexed database, making a new total of 765 volumes. The type and date of these registers are as follows:

St. Ann (Gloucester) Baptisms and Marriages, 1855-1900

Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) Baptisms, 1851-1887

Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) Marriages, 1852-1887
Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) Confirmations, 1876-1900

St. Lawrence O’Toole (Lawrence) Baptisms, 1875-1900
St. Lawrence O’Toole (Lawrence) Confirmations, 1882-1897
St. Lawrence O’Toole (Lawrence) First Communions, 1899
St. Lawrence O’Toole (Lawrence) Marriages, 1883-1900

St. Peter (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1872-1900
St. Peter (Dorchester) Confirmations, 1882-1900
St. Peter (Dorchester) Marriages, 1872-1900

St. Patrick (Lawrence) Baptisms, 1872-1900
St. Patrick (Lawrence) Confirmations, 1894-1900
St. Patrick (Lawrence) Marriages, 1872-1900

Indexed database
This database has also seen 29 volumes of registers added, bringing another 202,000 searchable names to the collection. The dates of the registers are:

St. Augustine (Andover) Baptisms, 1862-1900 (excl 1891)
St. Augustine (Andover) Confirmations and Marriages, 1862-1900
St. Augustine (Andover) First Communions, 1895-1900

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms 1899-1900
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Marriages, 1897-1900

St. Joseph (Medford) Baptisms and Marriages, 1883-1900

St. Peter (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1842-1900
St. Peter (Cambridge) Marriages, 1843-1900

St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater) Baptisms 1853-1905
St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater) Marriages 1853-1856 & 1863-1908
St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater) Confirmations 1885-1940

This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only.